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 2017-09-19 05:59 

Nikkei Asian Review

Hong Kong stocks slip from 27-month high ... +

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks fell from a 27-month high on Tuesday morning, with property developers among the notable decliners amid...

 2017-09-19 05:57 

South China Morning Post

German far-right populists ramp up the rhetoric as Merkels party slumps, days before election... +

Germany’s right-wing populist AfD party ramped up attacks Monday against immigration and Islam as its poll ratings jumped in the final stretch of election campaigning, while Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party dipped. The Muslim religion “d...

 2017-09-19 05:55 

The Mainichi

Qatar agrees to buy 24 Typhoon jets from Britain... +

LONDON (AP) -- Britain says Qatar has agreed to buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets manufactured by the U.K's BAE Systems....

 2017-09-19 05:54 

Japan Times

Lions dominate from start, cruise past Giants... +

So far, so good for Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions. Eli Manning and the New York Giants are heading in the opposite direction.Stafford threw ......

 2017-09-19 05:53 

The Mainichi

Ford and Mahindra Group looking to team up... +

DETROIT (AP) -- Ford and India's Mahindra Group will cooperate in a new agreement to advance electric and connected vehicle technology, among other things....

 2017-09-19 05:50 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Unification ministry apologizes for officials' irregularities... +

South Korea's unification ministry on Tuesday apologized to the public after one of its officials was accused of selling personal information about North Korean defectors for money....

 2017-09-19 05:46 

The Mainichi

Trudeau: Canada could stop dealing with Boeing over dispute... +

TORONTO (AP) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday his government could stop doing business with Boeing if the U.S. company doesn't drop a trade complaint against Canadian plane maker Bombardier....

 2017-09-19 05:44 

Japan Times

At U.N., nations opposed to Assad reject Syria reconstruction without process for political transition... +

The United States, Britain and other countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar Assad will not support the reconstruction of the country until there is a ......

 2017-09-19 05:44 

Yonhap News

Army chiefs of S. Korea, U.S., Japan discuss N. Korea... +

The top army officers of South Korea, the United States and Japan exchanged their views on North Korea on Tuesday at a meeting held on the sidelines of the 10th Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference (PACC), South Korea's Army said....

 2017-09-19 05:44 

The Mainichi

No. of foreign part-timers at convenience stores rising... +

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The number of foreign part-time workers employed at Japan's three major convenience store chain operators has reached about 44,000 in August, several times higher than 10 years ago, amid the labor shortage in the country, data showed ...

 2017-09-19 05:43 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Ha ha ha, call the police, idiots: Junius Ho hits back over calls to mercilessly kill Hong Kong activists... +

Pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho Kwan-yiu has leapt to his own defence over calls to have pro-independence for Hong Kong activists “killed mercilessly” and challenged his critics to call the police on him. However, speaking before an Executive C...

 2017-09-19 05:42 

The Mainichi

China approves arrest of Japanese man for alleged spying, paper says... +

BEIJING (Kyodo) -- Chinese prosecutors have approved the arrest of a Japanese man who has been under investigation for alleged espionage in the northeastern port city of Dalian, a local newspaper said Monday....

 2017-09-19 05:41 

Yonhap News

'The Good Doctor' will air in Korea later Sept.... +
 2017-09-19 05:39 

Yonhap News

Unification ministry apologizes for officials' irregularities... +

South Korea's unification ministry on Tuesday apologized to the public after one of its officials was accused of selling personal information about North Korean defectors for money....

 2017-09-19 05:38 

The Mainichi

Bali police arrest alleged killer of Japanese couple... +

JAKARTA (Kyodo) -- Police in the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Monday arrested a 25-year-old local man for the murder of an elderly Japanese couple earlier this month, citing financial trouble as a motive....

 2017-09-19 05:37 

The Asahi Shimbun

Xi and Trump discuss sanctions pressure on North Korea -White House:The Asahi Shimbun... +

BEIJING/WASHINGTON--Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump spoke about keeping...

 2017-09-19 05:35 

Nikkei Asian Review

William Pesek: Philippine peso flashes warning signs for Dutertenomics... +

Strongman Rodrigo Duterte is presiding over one of the world's peppiest economies. Philippine growth is a China-like 6.5%, a long-delayed infrastructu...

 2017-09-19 05:32 

South China Morning Post

Chinese couple jailed and fined US$8.8 million for selling smuggled beef... +

A court in eastern China has handed down what is reported to be a record high fine of 58 million yuan (US$8.8 million) to a couple who were found guilty of selling frozen beef smuggled from Brazil. The husband, identified by his surname Yang, and the wife...

 2017-09-19 05:30 

South China Morning Post

With no cord or mat, this wireless charger can power-up your phone completely contact free... +

Silicon Valley start-up Pi on Monday claimed it had developed the world’s first truly wireless and contact-free charger, that does away with cords or mats to charge devices. Pi chargers, about the size of a small table vase, operate on standard char...

 2017-09-19 05:30 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Carrie Lam voices support for universities plan to remove Hong Kong independence banners... +

Hong Kong’s top official believed pro-independence banners flying over university campuses in the city “should not be allowed to continue” and that her administration backed individual university heads making clear they would remove the ...

 2017-09-19 05:29 

The Mainichi

Syrian troops battling IS cross river toward US-backed force... +

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian troops battling the Islamic State militant group crossed to the eastern bank of the Euphrates River in Deir el-Zour on Monday, threatening a potential faceoff with the U.S.-backed forces operating there....

 2017-09-19 05:29 

Japan Times

Chinese cops deflate companys plans to rent out shared girlfriends... +

China’s rentable sex dolls have been yanked from the market and the firm responsible for them has apologized, just days after the “shared girlfriends” began ......

 2017-09-19 05:22 

Yonhap News

Int'l slow movement fest set to open this week... +

An international festival for healthy eating and an eco-friendly lifestyle is slated to begin in a city east of Seoul later this week, organizers said Tuesday....

 2017-09-19 05:21 

The Mainichi

Christie: Drugmakers to work on nonaddictive pain medication... +

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that pharmaceutical companies agreed to work on nonaddictive pain medications and additional treatments to deal with opioid addiction....

 2017-09-19 05:20 

Yonhap News

Moon says Korea-U.S. alliance remains strong despite some 'natural differences'... +

The South Korea-United States alliance remains strong as ever despite differences on various issues, such as how to adjust the countries' free trade agreement (FTA) to make it more balanced, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said....

 2017-09-19 05:19 

Japan Times

Kagawa citys cutting-edge waste composting plant sparks interest from across Japan... +

A new waste disposal plant in Shikoku that uses a cost-effective, economically friendly composting method is drawing interest from other municipalities needing to replace aging ......

 2017-09-19 05:18 

Japan Times

Following violent incident, planned $1.2 million sale of U.S.-made weapons to Turkey canceled... +

The Trump administration has withdrawn a proposal to let Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security guards buy $1.2 million in U.S.-made weapons, a congressional official ......

 2017-09-19 05:15 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) No. of non-Chinese tourists grows in S. Korea amid THAAD fallout ... +

The number of foreigners other than Chinese visiting South Korea grew in the first seven months of this year following the government's efforts to diversify its tourist portfolio in the face of a sharp drop in the number of Chinese visitors, the coun...

 2017-09-19 05:15 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Prodigal K-pop composer enlists in South Koreas Marine Corps... +

By Ko Dong-hwan K-pop duo band Akdong Musician’s composer and singer Lee Chan-hyuk, often regarded as a musical prodigy has enlisted in the country’s Marine Corps. The star, 21, who plays with his younger sister Su-hyun, voluntarily entere...

 2017-09-19 05:13 

The Mainichi

Abe eyes tax revenue for child-rearing support in election platform... +

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to propose that part of the revenue from a consumption tax hike in 2019 be used to expand child-rearing support, during campaigning for a general election he may be planning to call, a senior government off...

 2017-09-19 05:13 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Cabinet approves measure giving male soldiers daily child care time... +

The Cabinet approved a measure Tuesday that would allow male soldiers, in addition to their female counterparts, to take an hour off every day for child care if they have very young children....

 2017-09-19 05:12 

Japan Times

Japans hikers advised to get insurance to cover accidents, rescue costs... +

Reflecting the recent rise in alpine accidents amid Japan’s trekking boom, experts say hikers should get insurance covering search and rescue expenses, which can be ......

 2017-09-19 05:10 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Eugenie Bouchard and Samantha Stosur among the latest to sign on for star-studded Hong Kong Tennis Open... +

The marquee names continue to commit to playing at next month’s Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open after organisers revealed that Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard and Australian former grand slam champion Samantha Stosur will make the trip to Victoria ...

 2017-09-19 05:05 

NHK

Spain to expel N.Korean ambassador... +

Spain has decided to expel North Korea's ambassador in response to Pyongyang's repeated ballistic missile launches and nuclear tests....

 2017-09-19 05:03 

Japan Times

Trump campaign adviser was wiretapped under secret court orders: reports... +

U.S. investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the 2016 election, CNN reported Monday.The New York Times, ......

 2017-09-19 05:00 

Japan Times

Trump mulls Washington parade to showcase military might on Independence Day... +

Who doesn’t love a parade? In a city that already offers many, President Donald Trump wants to add one that showcases U.S. military might.It would ......

 2017-09-19 05:00 

South China Morning Post

Stanislav Petrov, Soviet soldier who saved the world from nuclear Armageddon, dies at 77... +

A Soviet soldier credited with saving the world from nuclear holocaust has died at age 77. Stanislav Petrov was the duty officer monitoring an early warning system from a bunker outside Moscow on September 26, 1983, when the radar screen suddenly appeared...

 2017-09-19 05:00 

Yonhap News

Today in Korean history... +

Fifty South Koreans travel to Pyongyang and an equal number of North Koreans come to Seoul to participate in the first temporary reunion of family members separated since the 1950-53 Korean War....

 2017-09-19 05:00 

The Asahi Shimbun

Electronics giants seek to plug into Taiwan wind farm plans:The Asahi Shimbun... +

CHANGHUA, Taiwan--On the coast of Changhua county, 23 wind turbines belonging to Taiwan Power Co. (T...

 2017-09-19 04:59 

The Mainichi

Abe arrives in New York for U.N. General Assembly... +

NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in New York on Monday to seek a united front against the threat posed by North Korea at the U.N. General Assembly and in bilateral talks with other leaders....

 2017-09-19 04:58 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Australia offers $25,000 to Rohingya refugees willing to return to Myanmar... +

Australia is promising thousands of dollars to Rohingya refugees who agree to return to Myanmar, a country that has been accused of ethnic cleansing against the Muslim minority. Asylum seekers in the Australian-run detention centre on Papua New Guinea&rsq...

 2017-09-19 04:55 

The Mainichi

Lawmaker accused over alleged abuse of secretary willing to stay 2017 9 19... +

SAITAMA, Japan (Kyodo) -- A female lawmaker in the spotlight over allegations that she physically and verbally abused a secretary in May expressed her desire Monday to run in a possible upcoming general election....

 2017-09-19 04:54 

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong leads global trend of women buying diamonds for themselves, says De Beers... +

More than half of all diamonds sold in Hong Kong last year were bought by women for themselves, the highest proportion among the top four diamond markets, according to a study by De Beers, one of the world’s biggest jewellery companies. This reflect...

 2017-09-19 04:52 

Japan Times

Abe, Netanyahu meet at sidelines of U.N., agree to coordinate on North Korea sanctions... +

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu agreed on Monday in New York to work together to fully enforce the latest sanctions on ......

 2017-09-19 04:52 

Japan Times

Interest in mountain medicine growing in Japan amid trekking boom, surge in accidents... +

Japan has seen an increasing number of mountaineering accidents amid the boom in alpine trekking, with many victims in their 50s and 60s.This in turn ......

 2017-09-19 04:49 

Japan Times

Spain expels North Korean ambassador over nuclear tests... +

Spain on Monday ordered North Korea’s ambassador to leave the country by September 30 in protest over Pyongyang’s nuclear tests, which it has criticized as ......

 2017-09-19 04:45 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Daring smash-and-grab raid sees Hong Kong thieves make off with HK$25 million in jewellery... +

Three thieves fled on a motorcycle with more than HK$25 million worth of jewellery after smashing a store window with hammers in one of Hong Kong’s busiest shopping districts on Tuesday. The brazen smash-and-grab raid took just 10 seconds to execute...

 2017-09-19 04:36 

The Mainichi

Trump, Xi vow over phone to maximize pressure on N. Korea: US... +

NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed Monday to ...

 2017-09-19 04:31 

Japan Times

Legal defense fund created for ex-national security adviser Flynn in Russia probe... +

The family of former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn has established a legal defense fund for him as he is scrutinized by investigators looking ......

 2017-09-19 04:29 

The Mainichi

Mattis: No need yet to shoot down N. Korean missiles... +

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. has seen no need to shoot down North Korean missiles test-fired in Japan's direction, but a future missile launch that threatens U.S. or Japanese territory will ...

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